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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Helen Nassif of Rockville, Maryland, has donated $500,000 to UnityPoint Health St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

The donation will support the hospital's radiation center. In return, the hospital will name the center the "Albert G. and Helen Nassif Radiation Center."

Construction started on the center started Nov. 24 and will be completed in the fall of 2015.

Nassif is a former Cedar Rapids resident and now living in Maryland. She was a lawyer and worked for the government for 32 years.

Over the last 14 years, Nassif has given $5.8 million to St. Luke's Hospital.

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